By Richard Worth

ISBN-10: 0761441778

ISBN-13: 9780761441779

ISBN-10: 0761446230

ISBN-13: 9780761446231

The Hispanic the US sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that used to be known as the recent international.

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Therefore, the government encouraged immigration to the 49 Opposite: Children in 1950s Spanish Harlem line up on a sidewalk to buy ices from a street vendor. With job opportunities plentiful in the United States, Puerto Ricans line up to board a plane in San Juan, that will take them to the United States. United States. Puerto Ricans were told about job opportunities in North America and were given low-cost air fares to travel there. Some Puerto Ricans came to North America to work in the tobacco fields outside of Hartford, Connecticut, and in other areas.

They considered them as inferior, uneducated people who were suited only for low-paying jobs. Like Mexican immigrants, Puerto Ricans found work in unskilled jobs, frequently in the garment industry. They worked long hours sewing clothing at very low wages. Puerto Ricans were often prevented from finding better-paying jobs because they did not speak English. Some immigrants opened their own small businesses in the barrio. These included bodegas, which sold Hispanic foods. Immigrants also opened travel agencies and restaurants specializing in Puerto Rican cuisine.

Nevertheless, they were soon overwhelmed by the Cuban army and forced to surrender. While some of the exiles were executed, most of them were imprisoned in Cuba. They were eventually returned to the United States for $53 million in food and medical supplies. installations. In return, Kennedy promised not to launch any future invasions against Cuba. Before the event, which was called the Cuban missile crisis, Castro had been encouraging immigrants to leave for the United States because it was easier than dealing with opposition to his regime.

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